Mr. Corey Crockett
Mr. Corey Crockett is the Audio Engineering Instructor at Grayson Tech. Still working in the professional audio industry and currently serving in Atlanta’s Chapter of the Audio Engineering Society Committee, Mr. Crockett has worked in several recording studios in Nashville and in Atlanta as an audio engineer, sound designer, & producer. Mr. Crockett earned a Master of Science degree in Education Media Design and Technology from Full Sail University and has a Bachelor of Science degree in Recording Industry Technology & Production from Middle Tennessee State University.
Ms. Christina Conners
Ms. Christy Connor's love for art and design began as a teenager growing up in the Northwest. Living in Seattle, she learned to appreciate nature and the beauty of the world. It was there that she learned about the various forms of art including dance, drama, music, and fine arts. Her family moved to Snellville when she was in the ninth grade. She was a competitive swimmer on the Brookwood team as well as Swim Atlanta. When she wasn't swimming she spent most of her time in her darkroom, learning photography from her father. Mrs. Connor went on to pursue photography at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, GA. After graduating she began working as a freelance designer. Using her strengths in photography and graphic design she also worked at a marketing company doing advertising. In the summers you could find her at the Hudgens Center for the arts teaching a variety of fine art classes. While working there, Ms. Connor discovered a love for teaching and began working as a substitute in Gwinnett County. Her first teaching position was at Hull Middle School back in 2005 and from there she moved to Grace Snell Middle. Ms. Connor is very excited to be at Grayson Tech this year teaching Commercial Photography. She's looking forward to sharing her love for art and design with her students while providing them the tools they need to succeed in the future.
Chef Matt Neal
Chef Matt Neal earned his Associate in Science Degree in Culinary Arts from Johnson and Wales University in Charleston, SC before being accepted into the culinary honors program in Providence, RI, where he earned his Bachelors of Science Degree in Culinary Arts and a minor in Food Science. During his time at Johnson and Wales, Chef Neal worked as a corporate back of the house trainer with Ruby Tuesday’s, a Lead line cook at Magnolia’s, and a Chef de Cuisine at Kiawah Island Resort. After graduating he worked as an Executive Sous Chef at Kurt’s Restaurant and Chef Tournant at Mill’s Tavern, a Kitchen Manager for Taco Mac, and Executive Chef at the Sycamore Grill. Chef Neal has two step-daughters and a wonderful girlfriend that are all very supportive of his ventures. In his spare time, Chef Neal competes in Bass fishing tournaments and “would fish everyday if he could.”
Mrs. Hannah Bailey
DIGITAL MEDIA & DESIGN
Mrs. Hannah Bailey is the Digital Media/Graphic Design Instructor at Grayson Tech. Mrs. Bailey is a graduate of the University of Georgia's Lamar Dodd School of Art where she earned a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Graphic Design. She is a freelance graphic designer and fine artist, and has experience working in contemporary art galleries, magazine production, public relations, and design research. Mrs. Bailey loves the arts and hopes to inspire her students with creativity and passion. Her goal is to encourage students to see their own creative potential, while preparing them with vital design-industry skills and knowledge. Mrs. Bailey is a native to Gwinnett County and returned to the area for the unique opportunity to teach Graphic Design at Grayson Tech.
Mr. Anthony Edwards
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY & NETWORKING
Mr. Anthony Edwards is the Information Technology Instructor at Grayson Tech. Mr. Edwards earned a Bachelors in Computer Information Systems from Georgia State University and a Masters in Arts Teaching from University of Georgia. He is currently working on his Doctors of Philosophy in Workforce Education at the University of Georgia. His industry background includes three Internet startups and working for a Fortune 1000 company. His spare time hobbies include astronomy and falconry.
Mr. Andre DeRamus
Mr. Eddie Knox
“Promoting safe and healthy communities one step at a time”
Eddie Knox moved to Gwinnett County shortly after attending college at Valdosta State University. He studied athletic training at Valdosta State University and proceeded to work in a diverse dynamic setting in Atlanta, Georgia. Passionate about sports medicine, he was given the opportunity to work with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in year 2009. Shortly afterwards, in year 2010, Eddie moved to Gwinnett County and started working in the clinical setting as a certified athletic trainer. He began athletic training outreach through Gwinnett Medical Center Sports Medicine Program. Eddie has been actively working in the sports medicine field for eight years and has plans to continue the direction of sports medicine through interactive public health and athletic training services. Currently, he works with the Mountain View High School program and is actively involved in sports medicine daily activities as the Head Athletic Trainer. In addition, Eddie has completed his Master Degree of Public Health, with a focus in epidemiology from Benedictine University. He has interacted with the Georgia Department of Public Health, and piloted a injury prevention program for agencies in the state of georgia. With encouragement from health professionals alike, Eddie has continued to embrace new opportunities of development in the field of athletic training and sports medicine. These new opportunities include research and publication additions. In his free time, Eddie enjoys spending time with his wife and two children, recreational activities, and DIY projects.
Mrs. Jennifer Allen
Mrs. Jennifer Allen is the Veterinary Science instructor at Grayson Tech. She is a Registered Veterinary Technician with 13 years of industry experience specializing in small animal medicine and hospital management. Mrs. Allen earned her associates degree in Veterinary Technology at Gwinnett Technical College and lives in Walton County with her husband, child, dog and cat.
Mr. Michael Gary
Mr. Gary is a CTI Coordinator for Grayson Tech. Mr. Gary has also worked at Berkmar High School, and in Fulton and Walton County schools. He earned a Masters of Education from Georgia State University, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Emory University. Mr. Gary lives in Bogart Georgia with his two daughters Grace and Miriam.
Mrs. Joy Thompson
LANGUAGE ARTS TEACHER
Mrs. Thompson is the embedded Advanced Composition teacher at Grayson Tech. She has taught Language Arts for 19 years in elementary, middle, and high school. Mrs. Thompson graduated from the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale with an Associate degree of Science in Fashion Merchandising/Retail Marketing, Nova Southeastern University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood Education, Master of Science degree in Educational Technology, and Educational Specialist degree in Educational Leadership. She earned a Masters of Business Administration degree with a concentration in Human Resources at Keller Graduate School of Management and completed her Graduate Studies in Reading/Teaching and Learning at the University of Miami. Mrs. Thompson’s passion for writing grew from her creative writing experiences at the university level. As a result, she takes a great joy in helping students improve their voice and writing style. Her goal is to prepare students for not only post-secondary education, but life-long career communication skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. She resides in Gwinnett County with her husband, four children, and grand-daughter.